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1051.Advanced search and replace -- How to replace a character based on its position in line?

User: Soly -- 2013-02-08          << 1050  1052 >>
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Description:
How to replace a character based on its position in line?
Input Sample:
abcdafgahij
Output Sample:
the first a to x the second a to y the third a to z

xbcdyfgzhij
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. ctrl-o open text file
2. ctrl-h open 'replace' dialogue
* set 'Replace Unit' to 'Chars'
* set 'Replace Scope' to 'Line'
* set 'Search for pattern' to:

* set 'Replace with pattern' to:

3. click 'replace', done.

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